The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement have improved the process for self exclusion from Internet gaming sites but make sure you read the fine print before signing on the dotted line.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has improved the options for Internet Gaming self-exclusion. You can now log on to the DGE website, or NJPortal.com, and complete an online form that will exclude you from all New Jersey Internet gaming sites.
Previously, you had to open an Internet gaming account, before being allowed to self-exclude. All that has changed as of last week. The old forms of self-exclusion still exist. This includes walking into the DGE offices, or in person at racetracks around the Garden State.
“The Division of Gaming Enforcement has one of the most comprehensive responsible gaming programs in the country,” the Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck told Pokerfuse. “We strive to be innovative and remain at the forefront of Internet gaming regulation while giving individuals options to play online responsibly, or opt out if that is the right choice for them.”
The self-exclusion period can be for one, or five years, hence the warning to take a breather before hitting that return key. It’s also imperative that you read the fine print before opting for self-exclusion. Here are a few of the reasons why.
1. If you do opt for self-exclusion, and somehow manage to break your own vow, and play online. If you are caught, they will forfeit any winnings, and immediately remove you from the site.
2. By following this option you are opting to be self-excluded from ALL Internet gaming sites in New Jersey. Not just the one site that is giving you all that damned bad luck.
3. Certain limited disclosures by the casinos and Internet gaming license permit holders may inform agents and junket representatives that you are on the self-exclusion list for the purpose of denying you gaming-related services.
4. The casinos and Internet gaming license permit holders are permitted by law to disclose to affiliate gaming entities that you are on the self-exclusion list.
5. Individual Internet gaming sites, that have land-based casinos, may have their own rules that also ban you from their brick and mortar establishments, if you have self-excluded yourself from ALL Internet gaming sites.
Of the five, the most important one is the last one. If you have a gambling problem and wish to ban yourself, but still want to walk into the Rio to have a bite to eat and watch Penn & Teller, you had better check in advance to see if Caesars will ban you permanently, from their live casino, if you have been added to the self excluded Internet gambling site list.